P is for pondering…

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Today’s post is different – I’m not going to talk about a particular hiking trail, or some of the animals/plants one can find here in the Sonoran Desert.  Instead I’m pondering…because as I hike around here, I often wonder what the people who traveled through Arizona (usually on their way to California) thought when they encountered our desert.  Were they surprised?  Scared?  Awed?  Bewildered?  Did they think they had stumbled into another world?

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View along Cat’s Peak Trail

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I honestly can’t remember which hike I was on when I took this shot…

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This shot was from the Vista Trail before sunset – there was a lot of hazy clouds that day.  Lighting was horrible!

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Along the Levee Trail…

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Another shot from Cat’s Peak Trail…

As you look at these photos, dear reader, what are your thoughts?  What do you think of the Sonoran Desert?  Pondering minds want to know!  🙂

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. C.B. Wentworth
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 16:20:16

    The desert landscape always amazons me. In some ways it is barren and drab, but in others it is incredibly vibrant and full of life. 🙂

    Reply

    • Julia Stevenson
      Apr 19, 2013 @ 12:53:21

      I know. Whenever I hear a visitor say, “It’s so brown, how can you stand it?” I always want to tell them to open their eyes just a little bit more – we have other colors, they’re just muted and life abounds all around us! 😀

      Reply

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